More Stephanie Earls Articles

  • Colorado Springs authors win national award for Pack-n-Go series

    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Two Colorado Springs writers received top honors in the 2014 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards, a national competition, for their Pack-n-Go series of travel adventure books aimed at young girls. Janelle Diller and Lisa Travis published the first book in the series, "Mystery of the...

  • Affordable gifts for the family

    Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    The joys of family during the holidays: the hearth, the history, the thinking that whatever you get them as a gift, they're contractually obligated to like it. That may have worked when you were a kid, rolling in the currency of cuteness, but now that you're all grown up - employed...

  • Chamber Singers host fourth 'Messiah' sing-along

    Published: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    Composed in only 24 days in 1741 by George Frideric Handel, the English-
language oratorio "Messiah," with text from the King James Bible, is Handel's most famous work and the most familiar sacred orchestral piece associated with the Christmas holiday - thanks, in part, to its popular...

  • Little libraries in Colorado Springs serve as real-world hub in a digital age

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    Judge a Little Free Library solely by its cover and odds are you'll assume it's something else. A birdhouse, say, or a fancy mailbox inspired by Pinterest. Like its much larger brick-and-mortar siblings, though, it is a hub for many worlds - literary and literally. "It's about the...

  • Students explore faith through art at Colorado Springs class

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    Mary LaBrecque never fancied herself an artist and "doesn't know anything about painting," admittedly. Yet on a Thursday evening in late October, the retired preschool coordinator from Colorado Springs was halfway through a piece that told the story of her life in vibrant sweeps of...

  • Front Range has wealth of winter options, for hill-bound and homebodies

    Published: Sun, Nov 16, 2014

    INDOORS 1. Learn to arm/finger-knit: Spark up a blaze in the fireplace (we'll get to that in a minute) and tune in to a YouTube lesson from Donna Wolfe, aka Naztazia, on creating wearable knit-works without tools. The nine-minute video tutorial is assembled in montages so we see the...

  • Colorado Springs surgeon among first to offer 3-D printed knee implant

    Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Total knee replacement is major elective surgery. Best-case scenario, it's an hourlong procedure that requires a roughly 10-inch incision above the knee cap. Once the bones are exposed and the patella rotated out of the way, the base of the femur and top of the tibia - the bones of...

  • Downtown Colorado Springs churches to host community hymn sing

    Updated: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    To celebrate Thanksgiving and the greater faith fellowship, three downtown churches in Colorado Springs will host a progressive Community Hymn Sing, 2-4 p.m. Nov. 22, starting at All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Last year's community sing, which served as the seventh...

  • Get a mammogram, get a beer at Pikes Peak Brewing

    Updated: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

    This brew’s a chick thing, for good cause. Each October, as part of the brewery’s breast cancer awareness campaign, the female employees of Pikes Peak Brewing Company in Monument dream up creative beer recipes and then vote on a favorite -- their official “Beer 4 Boobies” -- which...

  • SudSisters: Fossil Brewing aims to make impression on Colorado Springs beer landscape

    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    The Colorado Springs brewery count increased again on Oct. 24, when Fossil Brewing Co. celebrated the grand opening of its taproom inside the end unit of a commercial strip at 2845 Ore Mill Road, Unit 1. Fossil is the fourth new brewery to open in the Springs area in 2014. It's...